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Updated: May 23, 2019 @ 8:12 am
Portage fire chief Clayton Simonson, foreground right, gets a closer look at the remains of a garage after it burned down on Monday.
Kurt and Carol Zuelsdorf huddle together after Kurt helped rescue two women from a house fire Monday morning. Kurt said he was glad he was able to help.
Jerad Royal ignites a blow torch to clear snow away from a water pipe Monday afternoon. Royal needed to heat up the pipes to shut the water flow off after a house fire was extinguished.
Portage Fire Department Lt. Andy Anderson, back center, confers with a fellow firefighter on scene Monday morning as authorities scrambled to extinguish a house fire on the 300 block of East Howard Street.
Portage Fire Department Lt. Andy Anderson, left, helps two other firefighters load equipment back into Fire Engine 3 on Monday afternoon after a house fire had been extinguished.
Side panels smear down the side of a residence Monday morning after a fire destroyed a nearby garage and damaged two adjacent houses.
The remains of a garage are seen after a blaze nearly leveled the structure on Monday. Two adjacent houses were also damaged.
A police squad car blocks off traffic from passing through the 300 block of East Howard Street on Monday morning.
Kurt Zuelsdorf kicked the front door in as big plumes of black, tire-burning smoke billowed …
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